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Digital Media Technology Digital Media

The Digital Media Technology program is designed to prepare students for careers in graphic design, digital video production, gaming, animation, simulation, and Web design. Today's employers in emerging digital industries are looking for individuals with skills in all these areas. Our program prepares you with this broad set of skills, in the latest industry software titles, to open new doors of employment and entrepreneurial opportunity.

Interactive entertainment takes in about $9 billion dollars in the USA alone. Games are expected to surpass film box-office revenues in the next couple of years, making it the fastest growing segment of the entertainment market, and an excellent field for career advancement. According to the ESA, 60% of all Americans age six and older, or about 145 million people, play computer and video games. And 35% of all Americans identified computer and video games as the most fun entertainment activity. That's more than television (18%) and movies (11%) combined! Computer and video game development is a fast-growing entertainment field, with a lot to offer you professionally and creatively. Your enthusiasm is crucial, but you'll also need skill and qualifications. Games are as competitive as any entertainment industry, and it's not easy to get that first job. But if you've set your sights on the gaming industry, GCSC offers courses and a program that can get you started. (To learn more about the Florida market for gaming and simulation, scroll to the bottom of this page)

You can start with the basic skills covered within our certificate, and advance to a degree in Digital Media Technology. For more information, contact:
PRIMARY ADVISER: Erika Goines(850) 769-1551 (ext. 5886), or e-mail egoines@gulfcoast.edu


Digital Media … 4 Great Options!

Animation/Gaming

Whether you are part of the Millennial the X-Generation, or a Baby Boomer that loves gaming, Animation and Gaming could be your gateway to one of the most exciting careers today. In this program, you’ll learn about the gaming industry in general.

Digital Video

This option emphasizes the design, production, and broadcast of digital video. We have the latest High-Definition Cameras and a one of-a-kind Web-casting studio. You will learn the basics of digital video
production techniques, desktop video editing and how to work with virtual 3D studio sets using the latest vector-based technologies. Your creations will be web-cast on our dedicated streaming media server as you build a portfolio of personal and team projects designed to gain you employment in area businesses using digital video.

Graphic Design

Students entering this option will learn the latest software and techniques for professional publishing, printing and digital illustration.

Web Design

If you’re into surfing the ‘net the Web Design option may be for you! Students in this option will learn the latest software and techniques for designing and deploying websites for fun, and profit.


Graduates typically work in Digital Media/ Multimedia arenas including:

  • Web page and site design
  • Gaming, Simulation, and Training
  • Radio and TV Stations
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Printing Companies and Publishers
  • Software Publishers
  • Motion Picture Industry
  • Development of audio, video, and animation for digital media communications and training materials
  • Production and motion Graphics